Developer Update | Evolving Overwatch Esports | Overwatch

Published on Oct 26, 2017
Game director Jeff Kaplan talks about the many ways the Overwatch team is working to improve your esports viewing experience.
ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.
Learn more about what new broadcasting tools and features are in development and see these updates in action at the Overwatch World Cup playoffs at BlizzCon!
Watch the playoffs LIVE Nov 3 & 4:
0:10 - We love Overwatch esports, and here’s why
0:41 - But it’s kind of hard to watch, so we’re working on improvements
2:00 - Introducing team uniforms and team color palettes!
3:35 - We’re adding a new tool for broadcasters, the top down interactive map
4:49 - As well as the third-person smart camera!
5:28 - Broadcasters can now create instant replays during live broadcasting
6:25 - What does the new automated tournament interface do?
6:48 - Tournament games will now automatically pause when players disconnect
7:30 - This is just the beginning; we’re committed to making esports fun to watch
8:48 - Join us for the Overwatch World Cup at BlizzCon!

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  • This was the begining of the game for this game

  • Please Make An Console Esports because there is not the same competitive mentality on console and it also gives us Good players (or the other player) something to work up to. The console might not be as good as the pc but its still good enough for Esports. Please make this happen



  • Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun,...

  • Is the UI colour changes going to come to the community so Overwatch can finally be colorblind friendly?

  • Ase falta modo historia

  • I have a vary strong power!!! My power is i made u click the read more

  • awesome. :)

  • When are the skins coming to the players

  • I got back into Overwatch and one thing that's weird to me is you get points for playing training mode. Levels should indicate a certain skill level and I don't think we should level up by playing against a team of bots.

  • Nerf hanzo damage rashio

  • I love Jeff.

  • Overwatch is an OK game, But it has many problems such as unbalanced characters and toxicity(basically every game). And totally team based, you won’t win unless you get a good cooperative team or just have a full team of good friends

  • Jeff, is getting some of the new features usable for custom game spectate currently on the roadmap?

  • Hey Jeff y do ya hate me?!?!?

  • Just focking nerf junkrat he is so bullshit. He doesnt even aim and just trows two mines and ur dead in A sec. Why arent heros that require skills this strong ... its not even to play against...

  • Hi I was thinking what about making a trading hub so we can trade skins to each other

  • why does this game feel like a mess anymore. Take me back to launch when it wasnt awful and the community had competence

  • God Overwatch is so cringy

  • A VR spectate mode would be pretty cool

  • I swear, every US-tv video has 1k dislikes for absolutely no reason

  • Jeff you suck your on drugs if you weren't on the Overwatch over wax would be good

  • Buff Mei.

  • Overwatch console league? (PS4)

  • Jeff is a garbage human being.

  • Give roadhog his one shoot blizzard I hate you for that so pls give us back old roadhog

  • That's the way to promote competitive toxicity onto a casual fps game... Yippee...

  • 600 skins total, and abilities changing colors. Too much?

  • But will the color paletting be available for everyone? Will we be able to customize our own team colors? This would be awesome


  • Watching the World Cup still seems weird with the new colors, but better. I think a way to have it even better, is having the health bars with the same color of the team. Is there a forum where I can post this idea?

  • Console esports? For Overwatch? Sounds maybe a little stupid. I mean hi-rez does it with smite.

  • my nam jef

  • When it was 3 minutes and 12 seconds I got it

  • Can we talk about bringing back no limits instead?

  • Will we be able to purchase these new skins???

  • Love it

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  • Hi Jeff again, so you know how I said the skins would come out at the World Cup, well you know with all the Roadhog and Mercy nerfs we couldn’t release them in time. But in the meantime I will taunt you with a new character (Moira) that will come out in like a month. Also by the way I’m not going to nerf Junkrat 🖕😂

  • *i'm jeff from the overwatch team*

  • Can overwatch make Denmark

  • I'm not an Esport, I'm not an Esport- KACHING Okay I'm an Esport now.

  • بو الضراط

  • #FixMercy

  • It's has chinagenji?

  • SO BORİNG !!!


  • *1.25 SPEED*

  • When are you guys going to actually nerf JUNKRAT?